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July 8, 1939 - August 3, 2018

A service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church, 9316 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI 49024. The Rev. Bill Fernhout will officiate. Private interment will take place at Portage South Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Portage Community Outreach Center, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or a charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 79, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on Friday, August 3, 2018. Norene was born in Kalamazoo on July 8, 1939; the daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Dekema) Visscher. Norene was a long-time member of Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church where she was the church organist for many years and enjoyed several years as the accompanist with the Singing Crusaders. She was also employed as Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home’s secretary for many years. On January 22, 1958, Norene was united in marriage to Paul VanDerKlok who survives. She is also survived by her children, David (Sandi) VanDerKlok and Pamela VanDerKlok; grandchildren, Jessica and Jason VanDerKlok; sister, Garilyn (Duane) Bogard; sister-in-law, Dini Visscher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Norene was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Wayne DeDoes; brother, Paul Visscher; and brother-in-law, Ronald Sportel.